Savage, Brian Kirk (2004) Regional seismic wavefield propagation. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-05262004-100247
Through the examination of local and regional seismic waveform data the crust and upper mantle of southern California are investigated. Using local and regional seismic phases such as Pn, Sn, PL, and surface waves, seismic wave velocities of interesting tectonic structures are determined. These structures include the southern Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mountains, and the Salton Trough / Imperial Valley. Detailed studies of how seismic waves propagate at local and regional distances are also undertaken. Knowledge of the seismic wave propagation through these tectonic provinces provides for a robust determination of their characteristics. Further, complex source and site-related propagation are included through an investigation of the Kursk submarine explosion and basin-related site amplification.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Subject Keywords:||crust; earthquake; mantle; seismology; tectonics; velocity structure|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Geological and Planetary Sciences|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||5 May 2004|
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|Deposited By:||Imported from ETD-db|
|Deposited On:||27 May 2004|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:46|
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